Is that Dinner?

14 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

I was watching this fella who was perched on a dead-fall of our old maple tree but he was not watching me. Rather he was watching a dinner prospect in our neighbor’s yard. I was very happy he was looking in that direction and not in my yard where my toy poodle was wandering the property. You can never be too careful with a small pet, especially in the Spring when the recently-returned osprey and other large birds might attempt a pet-snatch. Yes this guy is a predator but he’s also a very beautiful creature, especially his bright red shoulders!

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Cormorant

 

24 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Original: $600
Reproductions Available

A familiar bird in my location on the Chesapeake Bay is the cormorant. They have a distinctive angle to their bodies as they perch on anything that doesn’t get up and move away.

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Snowy White Egret No.2

6 x 6
Oil on Canvas
Original $70

This little beauty lives in the marsh just east of our property. He comes out early in the morning and around dinner time. Such grace. I never tire of watching him stalk across my lawn or glide across the Bay.

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Pelican

18 x 18
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

When we were visiting my in-laws in Florida, we were standing on a dock watching fishermen clean their catch. The pelicans were very interested in any scraps that might be left unattended. This one bird landed just in front of the dock, turned to look at me as if to say, “So, what’s happening?”

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Great Blue Heron No.2

16 x 20
Oil on Canvas
Original: $575
Reproductions Available 

Loving herons as I do, I simply had to paint another one. This one is of a more mature great blue than Great Blue Heron No.1, as evidenced by the full chest ruff of long blue feathers.

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Mallard Drake

20 x 15
Oil on Canvas
Original: $380
Reproductions Available 

This drake had just taken off from my front yard. Up, up and away!

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Parrot

20 x 16
Oil on Canvas
Original: $480
Reproductions Available 

This parrot painting is for my best childhood friend, Mary “Putty” Putnam. She loves parrots; has a house full of parrot-inspired home accessories. Here’s another parrot to add to her collection.

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Mallard Hen

20 x 15
Oil on Canvas
Original $400
Reproductions Available 

The hen was swimming by and making such interesting whirlpools in the water that I simply had to try to get it on canvas.

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Mute Swan No.2

9 x 12
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

The inspiration for this painting was a particular mute who kept himself away from the rest of the swans  — both mutes and tundras — during my daily corn feeding. For some reason he was off to the side and not pushing and shoving to get into the fray. Out of concern I threw some corn directly to him and he seemed to hiss a thank you on his way back to the marsh and his nesting area.

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Tundra Swan

30 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Original: $650
Reproductions Available

This tundra swan was flapping his wings and making a ruckus when my neighbor spied him and ran for her camera. Thanks, Teresa, for letting me use your photograph to create this painting.

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